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Attention homeowners: Real estate appraisal services for in Fortson and Muscogee County

Check out the top 7 reasons why GA homeowners order from Grantham Appraisal & Realty, Inc.:

  1. Pre-listing appraisals (whether you're using an agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. Challenge property tax assessments
  3. To lower a mortgage payments by removing PMI
  4. Reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. Review a different appraiser's report for verification
  6. In the case of a GA divorce, where real estate needs to be divided
  7. To settle an estate in Muscogee county or GA by determining the true market value of property in question

Do you own a home in or near Fortson? Do you need help deciding the value of your real estate?
Contact Grantham Appraisal & Realty, Inc..

At Grantham Appraisal & Realty, Inc., we understand the individual needs of a homeowner in need of appraisal services. While our typical clients understand the appraisal process and standard reporting formats, you as a consumer will get an extra level of customer service in the form of an explanation of the process and even special consumer-friendly reporting forms if the assignment allows for them.

Pre-listing Services/For Sale By Owner

It's very hard to be objective about your home because of your emotional attachment to it. Our professional appraisers at Grantham Appraisal & Realty, Inc. are objective. We won't just tell you what you want to hear, we'll tell you what you need to know. A professional appraisal is a very valuable negotiating tool once you have an attainable buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your property will attract interested buyers. It gives you something concrete to show your buyer. An appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your property's price -- not just you saying how much your home is worth. Potential buyers assume you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be more likely to give credibility to an expert appraiser's value assessment than yours.

PMI Removal Appraisals

PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. A fashionable way to cut expenses for homeowners is getting the PMI canceled from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. Once your mortgage loan is below 80% of the value of your property, in most cases you can apply to a lender to have the PMI eliminated from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. We are experienced in helping clients just like you remove unwanted and unneeded PMI insurance.

Challenging property tax assessments

If you live in a local area that is declining or is not appreciating as much as other homes nearby, your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued. This means you're paying higher taxes than you should be paying. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the faster you take care of a matter like this, the better off you'll be. A professional appraisal from Grantham Appraisal & Realty, Inc. is your chief weapon when contesting your property tax assessment.

Recently got a freeze your HELOC?

Even if your specific property has not declined in value, your lender might decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your house is near a declining area. Not only can this be inopportune from a cash flow point of view, but it can be detrimental to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. Grantham Appraisal & Realty, Inc. can provide you with an expert appraisal to help you reinstate your home equity line of credit.

We Offer Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Would you prefer a second opinion without the expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you desire a veteran appraiser to double-check your appraisal for precision? In a field review we will go out and check the subject and comparables. Or, if you need it ASAP, we can provide desk review and verify as many facts as we can using online data sources as well as our own files.

Need a retrospective review of an appraisal? We can help with that too. While usually requested by banks, you may wish to utilize this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your home.